The interactive mapping tools are being developed and the City will notify the public when these are available. Currently, community members are encouraged to draw and submit maps using the paper map kit (option 1 below) and/or the paper map kit with corresponding Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals (option 2 below). Public maps are due November 15, 2021 for consideration at the next redistricting public hearing tentatively scheduled for December 14, 2021.

A variety of map-drawing tools are available:

1. Paper-only maps

    • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population Count (in English or Spanish)
    • Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.
    • Click here for the paper map tutorial video.
      • Para subtítulos en español
        • Haga clic en el botón CC en la parte inferior del video
        • Haga clic en el botón de configuración junto al botón CC
        • Haga clic en “Subtitles/CC (1)”
        • Haga clic en “Auto-translate”
        • Elija su idioma / Seleccione “Spanish” para español

2. Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals

    • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population ID#s (in English or Spanish)
    • Public Participation Kit – Excel Spreadsheet (in English or Spanish)
    • Click here for the Excel file tutorial video.
      • Para subtítulos en español
        • Haga clic en el botón CC en la parte inferior del video
        • Haga clic en el botón de configuración junto al botón CC
        • Haga clic en “Subtitles/CC (1)”
        • Haga clic en “Auto-translate”
        • Elija su idioma / Seleccione “Spanish” para español

3. Dave’s Redistricting App (DRA) allows members of the community to create and submit proposed district maps for the city of Orange. On the main website, residents can create a user account and access a list of all their draft maps. Members of the community will need to register for an account in order to create district maps. Once a resident has created an account and logged in, they can access the two templates below, starting either with a blank map or with the current districts. Once the template has loaded, just click the paintbrush icon to “Make an editable copy of this map.”

About DRA

DRA 2020 is a web app to create, view, analyze and share redistricting maps for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. DRA 2020 includes demographic data from the 2020 and 2010 censuses, 2019 and 2018 5-Year ACS/CVAP estimates, and extensive election data. NDC’s city map templates can be used to start new maps. DRA 2020 also includes a rich set of analytics, including measures of proportionality, competitiveness, minority representation, compactness and splitting. Find out more information about the tool at DRA 2020 (davesredistricting.org).

4. Click here for Caliper’s Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping tool to draw maps census block by census block and submit maps electronically.

Paper map kits may be picked up at the following locations:

  • Orange City Hall – 300 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
  • Main Library – 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
  • Grijalva Sports Center – 368 N. Prospect Ave., Building B, Orange, CA 92869
  • El Modena Branch Library – 380 S. Hewes Ave., Orange, CA 92869
  • Taft Branch Library – 740 E. Taft Ave, Orange, CA 92865

If you would like to submit a map created using your own software, please email to cminfo@cityoforange.org and include: (1) a GIS Shapefile and/or a Census Block equivalency file (using 2020 Census Blocks); and, (2) a description of the choices and key points of your map.

Submit maps to cminfo@cityoforange.org. After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map (link coming soon).

It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.